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Kundalini conjuror

Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
Lines upon reading that Britney Spears may recently have spent the night with the heavy-metal illusionist Criss “Mindfreak” Angel
By: JAMES PARKER  |  August 23, 2007

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Senior years

Look to your left; look to your right; one of you will break a hip this semester
These are the BU Evergreeners — chatty and well-dressed, brandishing ballpoints and Starbucks.
By: EVA WOLCHOVER  |  August 15, 2007

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The fall

Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
Lines upon the arrest of a Catholic priest in Frederick, Colorado, for jogging in the nude before sunrise
By: JAMES PARKER  |  August 15, 2007

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Angels and devils of porn

A vintage X-rated actor and a goofball clergyman face off, in a debate sponsored by an energy drink: what the hell is going on?
Odd choice for a date, one would have thought — an evening of robust debate about pornography.
By: JAMES PARKER  |  August 15, 2007

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Minnesota dreaming

As a steady stream of Twin Cities sports superstars relocates to Boston, a hoops-crazy reporter asks himself: What price fandom?
If you're a die-hard sports fan, you’ve undoubtedly had moments where you view your obsession from the outside, like an anthropologist watching a painful circumcision ritual for the first time.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  August 20, 2007

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Marketing magic

Building the new Disney empire, one tween at a time
When you dial the Disney Channel headquarters in Burbank and ask to be transferred, the operator will cheerily instruct you to have a “magical day.”
By: SHARON STEEL  |  August 15, 2007



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A dose of Dad

Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
Lines upon learning that Keith Richards, though he did snort some of his deceased father’s ashes, did not — as was previously reported — chop them up with cocaine
By: JAMES PARKER  |  August 09, 2007

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The King is dead (and rich)

Long live Elvis’s ghost
It was 30 years ago next Thursday.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  August 08, 2007

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Journey into hell

Welcome to the woods: no shelter, no toilets —  just angry fauna, torrential hailstorms, and me
Fuck you, Nature.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  August 09, 2007

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Enter sandman

Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
Lines upon reading about the anesthesiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital who was suspended for falling asleep during an operation
By: JAMES PARKER  |  August 02, 2007

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Keepin' it realtor

Rock and rolling all night is tough with an unforgiving day job. That’s why the shredding set love real estate.
There’s an old Saturday Night Live sketch — not, truth be told, one of the show’s funniest moments — called “Rock & Roll Real-estate Agent.”
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  August 01, 2007



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Presidency of the absurd

Looking for insights into Bush’s torture policy? Try limericks, rhinoceroses, and a pistol-packing midget bicyclist
In the literature of absurdity, torture is never far away.
By: JAMES PARKER  |  August 01, 2007

Fulsome prison blues

Two DUI s , cocaine, and now jail — what’s next for Li Lo? Five local dignitaries chime in.
If a Hollywood It-Girl really wants to leave her mark this summer, she’ll have to work a lot harder than usual.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  August 01, 2007

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Dishes must be done before bedtime

Celebrating the passive voice
In May, 25-year-old Brooklyn-based writer Kerry Miller was swapping Craigslist-roommate horror stories on a date.
By: CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  August 01, 2007

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Five-finger discount

It may not be Bart, but bootlegging is back
When I was in the eighth grade, in the spring of 1990, I wore a Simpsons T-shirt.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  August 01, 2007

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Slideshow: RIP Mr. Butch

Photo tribute to street musician and Allston fixture
Photo tribute to street musician and Allston fixture
By: K.BONAMI AND KELLY DAVIDSON  |  August 01, 2008



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Kickin' it

The sneaker scene at the Paradise Lounge
What makes a pair of sneakers ultra exclusive?
By: DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN  |  July 31, 2007

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Pop goes to war

Music and movies are vital coping mechanisms for US servicepeople in Iraq. And often, say four local troops, after they get home.
Next time you put on the new Spoon single to make that subway ride go by a little faster, consider what musical escapism means to troops in Iraq.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  July 25, 2007

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Coup de colon

Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
Lines upon learning that George W. Bush, before undergoing anesthesia for a routine colonoscopy, temporarily handed over his presidential powers to Dick Cheney
By: JAMES PARKER  |  July 25, 2007

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The un-metal lightness of being

Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
Lines upon learning that a Swedish man is to receive sickness benefits for his addiction to heavy-metal music
By: JAMES PARKER  |  July 18, 2007

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The last Potter

What does the end mean for Harry’s strange Boston disciples?
The end is never easy, is it?
By: SHARON STEEL  |  July 24, 2007


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